Microwave Journal

Anritsu adds TETRA analysis and coverage mapping to LMR Master

Test & Measurement

March 19, 2014

Anritsu Co. introduces TETRA analyzer and TETRA coverage mapping options to its industry-leading LMR Master™ S412E handheld analyzer. Combining the LMR Master’s best-in-class performance and compact durable design with the new TETRA measuring and analysis tools makes the handheld analyzer the most comprehensive test solution for deploying, installing, and maintaining public safety, transportation, utility and critical communication networks, including those utilizing the TETRA technology.

Equipped with the new options, the LMR Master S412E can be used by field technicians and engineers for over-the-air and coverage analysis of TETRA networks. For advanced field analysis, the TETRA analyzer includes a special TETRA Summary display so users can view key data, such as base and mobile color codes, mobile network code, location area code, and mobile station maximum transmit power level. This new capability, coupled with the industry-leading receiver technology of the LMR Master S412E, allows users to quickly, easily and accurately diagnose and troubleshoot system performance of TETRA networks using over-the air analysis without preamplifiers.

In addition to new capabilities for TETRA networks, Anritsu has updated and enhanced the LMR Master Options 721 and 722 to match technical and lexical changes in the ITC-R Positive Train Control (PTC) standard. Among the updates are the alignment of symbol rates to “Half Rate” and “Full Rate,” and support for new “burst/packet” air interfaces in the ITC-R standard, including updated signal generator patterns.

Further extending the capabilities of the LMR Master S412E, Anritsu has added support for the MA2700A InterferenceHunter™ Handheld Direction Finding System. Equipped with a built-in electronic compass, GPS receiver, and Preamplifier, the MA2700A can be attached to a wide variety of directional antennas.

The TETRA options expand the already-comprehensive measurement capabilities of the LMR Master S412E, which combines all of the tools required to install, maintain, and certify analog and digital Land Mobile Radio (LMR) and Professional Mobile Radio (PMR) networks in the shop or field. All LMR Master S412E analyzers come with a 42 dB directivity/100 dB transmission dynamic range VNA-based cable and antenna analyzer, ultra-low noise spectrum analyzer, signal generator, internal power meter, and analog FM analysis and coverage mapping. 

Users can extend the value of their LMR Master S412E investment by adding options, such as interference analyzer, external power sensors (inline and terminating), distance-to-fault (DTF), and vector voltmeter. Signal analyzer/generator options are available for APCO P25 (Phase 1 FDMA and Phase 2 TDMA), NXDN™, MotoTRBO™/DMR, and TETRA. The LMR Master S412E also offers analysis of LTE and WiMAX (IEEE 802.16 fixed and mobile) for mobile broadband networks. When equipped with the optional internal GPS, coverage analysis for all signal analyzers is available. All this testing capability is designed into a rugged, portable, handheld, battery-operated touchscreen package.

The LMR Master S412E with TETRA analyzerand TETRA coverage mapping options is available in 4 to 6 weeks.